Budapest Airport becomes carbon neutral

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Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport has been accredited as carbon neutral by ACI (Airports Council International).

The program established by ACI has shown that Budapest Airport maintains its energy balance and energy production throughout its operation. In Europe, there are 30 airports belonging to the carbon neutral airport group.

As part of the environmental awareness program, Budapest Airport replaced terminal lighting with energy-saving LED bulb systems, continuously refurbishing and maintaining the district heating system pipes and drinking water pumps.

An important part of the program is to modernize air conditioning and air conditioning equipment at the airport. The carbon dioxide emissions per passenger in Budapest Airport have dropped by 44% in the last five years.

Gábor Szarvas, environmental director of Budapest Airport, said, “The continent has just 30 airports belonging to the elite club of carbon neutral airlifters, and in Central and Eastern Europe we managed to get this rating first.

“As passenger traffic is steadily increasing, we are also working to make the airport greener and bring it into line with our green airport program. In summer this year, we will deliver the new Passenger B-2 at Terminal 2B, equipped with state-of-the-art cooling and heating technology.

“We are continuously expanding the number of airport electric vehicles, putting more and more electric chargers into operation, thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.”

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